Rochester Council on Aging

Volunteers are needed to help in the Breakfast Program one morning a week in several capacities, or to help with special monthly meals (set-up, serving, or clean-up, etc.). Call Sharon or Lorraine if interested. May 2018 Day Trips: – Sunday,May 6: Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, Boylston, MA & Lunch – Monday,May 14: The Butterfly Place, […] Read more »

Blacking Out Around the White

Morning clouds split the morning sun, the stream was clear and shallow, grassy and worms underneath. Ellen Flynn, Mattapoisett Library Trustee, found this poem within the text of an old page torn from a book using a method of extracting poetry from the mundane, pre-existing visual word chatter of a random selection of writing. It’s […] Read more »

Fire Chief Advocates Hard for New Pumper

The special Thursday, April 19 meeting of the Rochester Board of Selectmen was a time to test the persuasive argument skills of department heads promoting their Town Meeting Warrant capital spending articles hoping for positive recommendations from selectmen and the Finance Committee. There were a number of articles for capital purchases that night, but the […] Read more »

Elks Student of the Month

The Elks of Wareham and New Bedford, Lodge No. 1548 sponsors the Elks Student of the Month and Student of the Year Awards for students enrolled in local area high schools. The criteria used in nominating a student includes a student who excels in scholarship, citizenship, performing arts, fine arts, hobbies, athletics, church, school and […] Read more »

Make Some Art

Visit the Mattapoisett Free Public Library anytime between April 27 – May 6to participate in a special Spring ArtWeek Program. Use a variety of supplies in a special Makerspace in the Children’s Department to create your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Share your work of art in our gallery and be entered to win a raffle prize. Read more »

Tabor Academy to Host Morning of Service

Tabor students are getting ready to engage in the second morning of service of the school year. Tabor Academy’s Morning of Service takes place on April 28from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. As part of a larger program of community service that has become an integral part of the school’s mission in action, these service […] Read more »

Cluster Housing Proposed For Chapel Street

Bill Madden of G.A.F. Engineering, Inc. came before the Mattapoisett Planning Board on April 23 to engage the members and public in an informal discussion of a proposal for cluster housing on Chapel Street off Marion Road. Known in bylaws as a Special Residential Development (SRD), Madden said his client, David Nicolosi, sought the opportunity […] Read more »

The Earthly Woodcock

The American woodcock species has a fancy Latin classification entitled Philohela Minor, but it is actually a down-to-Earth ground-nesting buff-colored bird with black markings as illustrated. Slightly larger than a quail, it looks quite different with a long bill and a flexible upper mandible to probe deep into the ground to capture and extract earthworms, […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. The survey was funded one-half by the Sippican Historical Society and one-half by the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Because of the limits of funding, not all of the historic buildings were surveyed, but over 100 were catalogued and photographed. The […] Read more »

Arbor Day Ceremony

In recognition of Arbor Day, the Town of Rochester will be having a brief ceremony at Hillside Cemetery on Hillside Road, off of High Street, on Friday, April 27at 6:00 pm. All are welcome to attend. Read more »